Caroline Grégoire appointed Director General of The French Maritime Academy

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Caroline Grégoire is appointed Director General of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime (French Maritime Academy).

Until then Director of the Space Weather Center of Météo-France within the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition after a career in higher education and research, Caroline Grégoire has devoted her career, at the national and international level, to the development of public policies and expertise in the fields of sustainable development, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography.

She holds a PhD and an authorization to conduct research in geophysics applied to the environment. Chief Engineer of Bridges, Waters and Forests, Caroline Grégoire began her engineering career at the Ecole Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg. After teaching in engineering schools and conducting research in hydrology in several mixed research units, she joined the operational staff at Météo-France in 2013 at the North-East interregional management as assistant and then as director of the Space Meteorology Centre in 2016.

In this capacity, she has supported Météo-France’s international activities in the field of space and ocean studies.

By decree of the President of the Republic dated 21 October 2019, Ms Caroline Grégoire was appointed Director General of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime with effect from 1 November 2019.

Caroline Grégoire plans to meet with the school’s stakeholders and partners as soon as she arrives and is committed to implementing the school’s modernization project outlined in the Contract of Objective in 2018.


ENSM trains merchant navy officers and marine engineers, about 1100 students and 3000 trainees per year. It is located in Le Havre, Saint-Malo, Nantes and Marseille.

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